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Find and use these five emergency water storage containers

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You can last about three days without water, tops. But long before you die of dehydration you will be feeling the ill effects.

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Use desert survival techniques to gather water during a flood

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During a flood, there may be water everywhere, but none to drink. Here’s some survival tips on where to find potable water during a disaster.

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Add cut resistant gloves to your hunting/fishing gear

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Practicing safe knife handling is the best way to avoid cutting yourself. The second best may be to wear a cut resistant glove.

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What Kind of Sunglasses are Best (and Safe) for Survival Gear

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There is more to sunglasses than looking good. Quality sunglasses should be in your emergency/survival gear.

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Dry Canyon, near Bend, Oregon.

Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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You don’t have any wilderness experience, but you want some. So what do you take along to make sure you get back? Where in that urban wilderness maze of outdoor stores, catalogs, websites and eBay will you find the gear you need? Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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How to choose the best tarp for survival shelters

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Tarps can be really valuable survival tools. But what if your budget is limited and you needs several that will do the job? Here are some tarp materials that have worked for me.

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Best stockman pattern pocket knife? We review the Tidiout Calf Roper

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Classic knife patterns are called that because they work so well. This Stockman pattern Tidout Calf Roper pocket knife from Great Eastern Cutlery recreates an old standard design with modern materials.

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Gear Review: How good is the SurvivalHax™ sleeping pad?

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A good camping sleeping pad is critical to survival camping, car camping, summer or winter camping. What are some of the characteristics of a good sleeping pad?

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How to pack an earthquake/disaster kit for college students

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What does a college student need for an earthquake/disaster preparedness emergency backpack? Here’s what I packed for my daughter.

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How to cope with the precipitation: Ten tips for comfortable camping in the rain

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There is nothing like rain to make you appreciate sunshine! After decades of backpacking and scouting, I have learned some ways to cope with rainy weather while camping.

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